By Veryan Vere Hodge, Head of Development
Last week’s event in aid of the John Badley Foundation, An Evening with John Lloyd and Harry Enfield, saw a packed-out Quad of students, current and former parents and Old Bedalians, captivated by two comic greats. John and Harry discussed the importance of satire as well as ‘knowing what you like and trusting your instincts’. One parent said “It was a privilege to spend an hour with two comic geniuses!” and another visitor said “Harry Enfield interviewing John Lloyd, taught me I still have a lot to learn about life!” We are thrilled that the event raised over £7,000 for the John Badley Foundation, which gives young people the life-changing opportunity that a Bedales education can provide. With thanks to the BPA fundraising committee who worked tirelessly to transform the old workshop into the JBF pop-up bar for pre-show drinks, to student Finn Carter who played jazz piano, and a huge thank you to John Lloyd and Harry Enfield for so kindly giving up their time and providing us with such an entertaining and inspiring evening.